Fr. Sean joined OLPH on October 7, 2014. The Oblates of the Virgin Mary have a long history of operating retreat centers, providing spiritual direction and giving Parish missions. Fr. Sean brings to OLPH his experience working at the Oblate retreat house in Milton, MA, as well as his training at the Oblate Lanteri Center and Creighton University’s Spiritual Program.
Fr. Sean Morris received his undergraduate degree in English/Secondary Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. After graduating he began working as a middle school teacher in a small Eskimo village in Western Alaska. Along with the excitement of living in rural Alaska, the experience also offered Fr. Sean the time to discern a religious vocation.
In 2000, Fr. Sean entered the seminary for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Boston, Massachusetts. While in the seminary, Fr. Sean received both his Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Theology degree from St. John’s seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. In 2003, he made his first profession as a religious, and in 2009 was ordained a priest. Along with numerous workshops and retreats which have focused on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Fr. Sean has also attended Creighton University’s Spirituality Program in Omaha, Nebraska, and studied spiritual direction at the Lanteri Center in Denver, Colorado. Fr. Sean is a certified spiritual director.
Fr. Sean’s first assignment was as Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Chanel Parish in the city of Hawaiian Gardens, located in southern California. After spending two years there, he was assigned as a retreat director at St. Joseph’s Retreat Center in Milton, Massachusetts. At St. Joseph’s, Fr. Sean worked with priests, deacons, religious, seminarians, and lay faithful desiring to experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, whether that was for one day or thirty. He has also led parish missions, and preached retreats for both religious and the laity.
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